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Ashland First Friday ArtWalk – August 2023

August Spotlight Galleries and Artists
First Friday Art Walk: August 4, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - August 2023 : Pink Peonies, Oil on canvas by Alice Niemiec
Alice Niemiec, Pink Peonies, Oil on Canvas

Art & Soul Ashland
Alice Niemiec: View from Ashland

Currently featured at Art & Soul Ashland are paintings by Alice Niemiec. Utilizing
watercolors and oils, Alice draws inspiration from the varying landscapes and nature that
are found in Ashland. In addition to exhibiting her paintings across the country, Alice has
cofounded The Artist Guild of Detroit, a guild and gallery funded by General Motors that
promotes young artists in the area.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - August 2023: Limei Lai, Always Together, Forever Apart, Fabric and Acrylic
Limei Lai, Always Together, Forever Apart, Fabric and Acrylic

Fiber Arts Collective
Mixed Media Work by Limei Lai

This month’s exhibition at Fiber Arts Collective includes mixed media work by Limei Lai.
Working with paint, fabric, and clay, Limei seeks to build community through oral
storytelling, specifically stories about intergenerational immigrant women. Her themes
depict fear and love of life in the Pacific Northwest while highlighting both togetherness
and inclusion. Limei believes that art not only critiques, questions, and reflects, but also
celebrates and changes people for the better.
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Address and Contact Information:
37 North Third Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - August 2023 : Fish Plate, ceramic by Marydee Bombick
Marydee Bombick, Fish Plate, Ceramic

Ashland Art Works
Elin Babcock and Marydee Bombick

Currently featured at Ashland Art Works are sculptures by Elin Babcock and ceramics by
Marydee Bombick. With a sincere interest in repurposing, Elin intuitively selects objects
with a unique expression and skillfully assembles them into a unified, balanced, and
intelligent whole. Alternatively, Marydee works with clay to create objects that are both
functional and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Constantly exploring various techniques
and glazes, her work has continued to evolve over the years.
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - August 2023 : Douglas Racich, Autumn in the Cherries, Watercolor
Douglas Racich, Autumn in the Cherries, Watercolor

Siskiyou Gallery House
First Friday Art Walk at the Gallery

This month’s exhibition at Siskiyou Gallery House features everything from watercolors by
Douglas Racich, to acrylics by Moira Racich, silk scarves by Joy Light, illustrations by Jimmy
Linenberger, and more. In addition to live music taking place throughout the evening, there
will also be light snacks and refreshments.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
2475 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR 97520

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

American Trails Gallery
American Trails Gallery features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Catalyst Ashland
CatalystAshland is a community based space that offers technology and features monthly art
Gallerie Karon
Gallerie Karon features artwork and photography along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry.
Gambrel Gallery
Gambrel Gallery is a space for contemporary artists to share their work and engage with the
Gypsy Road Studio
Gypsy Road Studio offers a global experience of international and local art, rare global
antiquities, and more.
Hanson Howard Gallery
Hanson Howard Gallery is the oldest gallery in Ashland, representing contemporary northwest
artists since 1979.
John Pugh Studio
John Pugh Studio is the working space of muralist and artist, John Pugh.
K.S. Wild
K.S. Wild features monthly art exhibitions and events with an emphasis on the environment,
land, and water conservation.
Lithia Artisans Market
The Lithia Artisans Market features some of the finest work made by a variety of local talented
artists and crafters.
Oak Leaf Studio
Oak Leaf Studio is the working space of painter and illustrator, Leif Trygg.
Schneider Museum of Art
The Schneider Museum of Art is a vital force that stimulates inspiration and curiosity through
engagement with artists.
Studio 151
Studio 151 is the working space of ceramic sculptor and writer, Elizabeth York.
The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion
of the visual arts in our communities.

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